Kōan (Muromachi period)

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Kōan (康安?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Enbun and before Jōji. The period started in March 1361 and ended in September 1362.[1] During this time, the pretender in Kyoto was Go-Kōgon-tennō (後光厳天皇?).[2] Go-Kōgon's Southern Court rival in Yoshino during this time was Go-Murakami-tennō (後村上天皇?).[3]

Events of the Kōan era[change | edit source]

Southern Court nengō[change | edit source]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōan" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 535.
  2. Nussbaum, "Go-Kōgon Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 302-305.
  3. Nussbaum, "Go-Murakami Tennō," p. 257.
  4. Titsingh, p. 305.
  5. Eigen-ji, Joint Council for Japanese Rinzai and Obaku Zen, "Head temples;" Dumoulin, Heinrich. (2005). Zen Buddhism: A History, p. 205.
  6. Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron, p.329.

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Kōan 1st 2nd
1361 1362
Preceded by:
Enbun
Northern Court nengō:
Kōan
Succeeded by:
Jōji